Problems with anti-theft systems using the raised-chip key can prevent the car from starting. The wires in the steering column to the ignition lock cylinder tend to break. The key and ignition lock cylinder should be replaced to correct this condition.
Car Problem Reports
Oldsmobile 98 Car Won't Start Because of Anti-Theft System That Uses Raised-Chip Key
Oldsmobile 98 Problem
Average Mileage: 164,232 mi (138,465 mi - 190,000 mi)
Visitor, 1996 Oldsmobile 98, 138,465 mi
turn the key and nothing but dash power .shows security light on .